TS Eliot - Into The Waste Land

TS Eliot - Into The Waste Land

TS Eliot - Into The Waste Land

Premiering at the Sheffield DocFest 2022

For twenty seven years, TS Eliot corresponded with Emily Hale, an American drama teacher, whom he met while studying at Harvard. She was his confidante, his beloved and his inspiration. The letters he wrote her were donated to Princeton University on the agreement, set by Eliot, that they would not be made publicly available until 50 years, after both their deaths. Now, on the centenary of the first publication of Eliot’s epic poem 'The Waste Land', these recently released letters show the important role Hale played in his creative process, as Susanna White’s fascinating documentary details.

Susanna White

Director